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wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

Good morning - last night a friend gave me a pot of white daisy looking flowers as a gift. Not 100% sure but think they are madiba flowers. There was no label but the plastic wrapping said 'madiba' and 'flowers of love' on it. The look like tiny little chrysanthemums. 

Will these go in the ground and are they perennial? I'm always a bit confused about chrysanthemums as my mum has some growing in pot for last two years which she says were from a supermarket bouquet. 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,826

    Were they grown in and imported from S Africa?  Madiba is the name of Nelson Madela's family clan.  

    Can you post some photos of the flowers then we might be able to suggest the name these flowers are known by in the UK. 


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  • Oh I'd love to see a pick of these! 

  • I was curious so just had a wee look on google and found this....

    It says that the flowers are cutchrysanthemum's, so presumably that's some kind of hybrid?  Very cute and pretty flowers! image

    Last edited: 07 August 2016 09:25:20

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Hi sorry I'm late. Dovefromabive, I don't know if they are grown in and imported from S Africa, but that is really interesting!!

    Thank you for the link Missy Krissy - what I have looks like a potted version of the cut flowers in the video! And mine look like 'Lindi White'. They are indeed so cute, like little daisies. I wonder if 'flowers of love' is the variety name.

    Here they are:



    It's a shame there's still no info on whether these will come back next season..I guess I will leave them and see. For now I am going to watch the videos on the link - the flower arranging videos are great!

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,182

    They are miniature Santini Chrysanthemums and would probably re-grow next season but I should imagine you could take cuttings too.

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  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    I'm not very good at cuttings

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